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spiral

spi·ral

spiral

 
 
pronunciation:
spaI rl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a curve that circles around from a fixed point. A spiral gets bigger or smaller as it moves away from the fixed point.
The cinnamon rolls were shaped like a spiral.
definition 2: something shaped like or moving like a spiral.
similar words:
swirl, twist
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: curved in the form of a spiral.
There is a spiral path to the center of the garden.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spiraled, spiraling, spirals
definition: to form a spiral.
The seashell spirals, making a beautiful curved shape.The staircase spiraled from the top floor to the ground floor.
similar words:
twist, wind
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to form a spiral or move in a spiral course.
The football player spiraled the ball.
derivation: spirally (adv.)
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